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Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:14:22 PM »
Hi Fellas,
Long time lurker, first time poster. I've always enjoyed this site and found many answers to questions so I decided to finally join up. What brought me here was an interest in chainsaw milling. I ended up with a Stihl 090 and a Granberg mill which has been a good combo so far. Lots of power in the saw and a great mill. I will say that the long running time does vibrate the saw a bit, already lost a number of screws and broke some stuff. One thing I'm on the look out for is a flywheel for the saw. Here's a photo of the one I want if anyone has one or knows someone that does. Hope I post the picture right..we'll see.


 I've also made some videos using the saw and I've got some others of related things I'm doing milling....perhaps this would all be better in a milling thread.
Here's my latest video.

Looking forward to being able to ask questions and get you all's feedback on some things. So I guess this is my "Hello" post, most of my interest will be around chainsaws and milling.
Saws I have are ...Stihl 090 with a second one coming soon from ebay soon (both non-av), Stihl MS390, Stihl S10 (top handle), Homelite XL and a tiny 32cc Montgomery Ward Featherweight. Hopefully, the pictures and the video pop up....nice meeting you all.


 




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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 01:06:28 AM »
Welcome aboard!! You have come to the right place. The saw is getting on in years, that flywheel is for the breaker ignition. I don't NEED an 090 but if one came my way...
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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 05:17:46 AM »
homestead090,nice meeting you too.
Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 08:10:38 AM »
Welcome !  I enjoyed your video.  All I can say is, "ah, to be young again".
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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 10:21:52 AM »
Welcome aboard!! You have come to the right place. The saw is getting on in years, that flywheel is for the breaker ignition. I don't NEED an 090 but if one came my way...
Thanks, seen you in many of the threads I have read through. The saw is indeed on in years, could be almost twice my age. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 07:59:41 AM »
nice video!

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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 11:12:36 PM »
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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 01:40:17 PM »
Welcome, and well done thread!
I have recently gotten back into chainsaw milling. Fun, fun, fun!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 08:55:12 AM »
Enjoyed your video.  Thanks for sharing.  That was a ton of work!

Can you elaborate a bit on the winch that is on your mill?   That sure looks like a good idea. 

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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2018, 01:43:25 AM »
This saw is great I keep it in the cab of my loader and when I'm parked on a slight incline wala put this in front of tire instance e break

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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 06:37:24 AM »
Love your channel man, you do some awesome work.. 

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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2018, 01:37:52 AM »
Enjoyed your video.  Thanks for sharing.  That was a ton of work!

Can you elaborate a bit on the winch that is on your mill?   That sure looks like a good idea.
It was a cheap winch I got off Amazon, here's a video showing how I went about it.
I also put a link in the video description to the winch. It was an easy thing to set up.
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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2018, 08:53:24 AM »

It was a cheap winch I got off Amazon, here's a video showing how I went about it.
I also put a link in the video description to the winch. It was an easy thing to set up.
Nice set up. Happy milling. 

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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2018, 11:03:49 AM »
Good thread homestead090, thanks for sharing.
All you need now is a HD 090 gear drive to mill some big wood .

Legend chainsaw miller Will Malloff who wrote a book on the subject developed a winch setup milling oversize red cedar, redwood and doug fir with a 090Gear with a winch pulling the saw and Alaskan mill from the end of the log. This way he was away from the vibration, noise and  dust of the saw, just sit and pull the winch crank. The throttle was rigged to go WOT when tension was applied to the winch cable.

I once owned his book but sadly loaned it out to someone and it went with him when he moved out of the country .
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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2018, 11:23:05 AM »
Welcome lots of info here, have some of your sechamic for the kitchen island building for my daughter for Christmas this year.
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Re: Stihl 090 Chainsaw Milling - Granberg - First Post
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2018, 05:37:11 AM »
Wow well done .A thought came to mind as a I watched that back breaking removal --skid loader .

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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2018, 09:47:23 PM »
Welcome lots of info here, have some of your sechamic for the kitchen island building for my daughter for Christmas this year.
Cool, thanks. I enjoyed making the island. I'd love to see how yours comes/came out. 
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2018, 09:48:33 PM »
Wow well done .A thought came to mind as a I watched that back breaking removal --skid loader .
Ha, I've got a lot of things that come to mind while I'm doing the milling...all the way to "what am I thinking?" but it's too fun in the end. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2018, 05:46:35 AM »
Good thread homestead090, thanks for sharing.
All you need now is a HD 090 gear drive to mill some big wood .

Legend chainsaw miller Will Malloff who wrote a book on the subject developed a winch setup milling oversize red cedar, redwood and doug fir with a 090Gear with a winch pulling the saw and Alaskan mill from the end of the log. This way he was away from the vibration, noise and  dust of the saw, just sit and pull the winch crank. The throttle was rigged to go WOT when tension was applied to the winch cable.

I once owned his book but sadly loaned it out to someone and it went with him when he moved out of the country .
Willard, Did he move to a Country with an Extradition Agreement with Canada? For an offense that serious, I'd send someone after him......
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2018, 10:44:23 AM »
Olc, still in Canada  :laugh: but on the opposite end of it from my part of the country. :D 
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